How to make an entrance in a compact space

In much of today's property space is at a premium and many of us are not fortunate enough to be able to devote a whole room to an entrance hall.  This lack of space by the front door can create many problems and often the area can become disorganised due to the lack of space; shoes scattered on the floor and keys dropped in a place you can't remember when you're heading out again in the morning.  But it doesn't have to be this way...

We've compiled some clever entrance hall ideas to help you create an entrance and get organised with even the smallest space.

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These light bright hallway areas are small spaces but the have the necessary ingredients for avoiding chaos when you first walk through the door with a spot for shoes and coats.  The option to use wall mounted storage creates the illusion of more space whilst housing shoes, hats and scarves. This style of storage also creates a shallow console for some decorative accessories and a place for keys and post.

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If you have a little more room to play with then try a slim freestanding console table with art work or a mirror above with baskets below for collecting the overflow items that find their way in!  If your front door opens into the main living room why not try adding some upholstered stools that can double up as additional storage and seating for when you have guests.

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image credit: Houzz

If you want to keep it fuss free with minimal effort why not use a simple shelf with some smart coat hooks that are designed to be seen and make a statement. For a sleeker, boutique look add wooden coat hangers.

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For something a little more bespoke how about these great hallway ideas...

 

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Image Credit: Bored Art

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Image Credit: Home DSGN